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THE MLS EXPANSION THREAD

MLS commissioner eyes possible New York franchise for 2013
Second Big Apple club could be the league's 20th


MLS commissioner Don Garber said Friday that the league has no intentions of slowing down following a 2012 expansion to Montreal, and that a second New York franchise could be in line for 2013.

Garber told the Associated Press that the league has aspirations of soon fielding a 20th franchise to follow Montreal, which was officially announced on Friday as the league’s third Canadian club and 19th franchise overall.

"Our attention is very focused on a 20th team as we speak. We'd like that team to be in New York City representing a second team in the tri-state area," Garber told the AP. "The Red Bulls are very supportive of that and believe that rivalry will help grow the popularity of the sport in the New York metropolitan area. So we're going to work hard and try to get something done perhaps as early as 2013."


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Mets Interested in MLS at Citi Field


A club spokesman told The Post, "We've had good dialogue previously with commissioner Garber, and look forward to continuing that in the future."

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The Borough's Boys Supporters Club want the 2nd team to be the reincarnation of the NY Cosmos


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New group acquires Cosmos, hopes to be part of MLS


NEW YORK (AP) -- A new group has acquired the name of the old Cosmos soccer team of the North American Soccer League and made Pele its honorary president.

The Cosmos said Sunday they have acquired the Copa NYC tournament and said their goal is to re-establish the team as "a part of Major League Soccer."

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BW Gottschee NYC partners with NY Cosmos to form Cosmos Academy East

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MLS intrigued by expansion push from NY Cosmos

League interested in hearing more about group's plans

NEW YORK – The ambitions of the group behind the relaunch of the New York Cosmos soccer club are not just rhetoric.

On Sunday the executives at the helm of the project outlined details of their step-by-step plan and unveiled their end goal of having the Cosmos become an expansion club in Major League Soccer.

The league on Monday acknowledged that there have been conversations.

“We remain focused on securing a 20th team for Major League Soccer in New York,” said MLS President Mark Abbott on Monday. “We have met with the group that owns the rights to the Cosmos name and look forward to learning more about their plans.”

Those plans begin at the youth level, with the formation of the Cosmos Academy in partnership with Queens-based youth club BW Gottschee. The youth side will participate in the US Soccer Development Academy.

The Cosmos have even kicked off a grassroots initiative by acquiring the rights to locally run Copa NYC tournament.

The chairman of the new Cosmos is former Tottenham Hotspur executive Paul Kemsley and the honorary president is none other than former Cosmos legend, Pelé.

“Our plan has several phases, but if you fast-forward, it’s our aspiration to play at the highest level in this country and that’s MLS,” executive director Joe Fraga told The New York Times. “And we are serious.”

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The LAFC Board and its Directors of Coaching are pleased to announce that LAFC is now affiliated with The New York Cosmos and Cosmos Academy – West.

LAFC is clearly evolving; and the evolution is exciting. We recently announced some changes within our coaching structure, and are now pleased to announce a change to the organizational structure of the Club as a whole.

LAFC’s Academy teams have joined forces with The New York Cosmos and will now be known as Cosmos Academy – West.

The Club will now be known as LAFC Cosmos. With this new affiliation, LAFC Cosmos will continue to work with the Directors and Coaches of Cosmos Academy – West to create the best youth soccer program in the southland. This new relationship will benefit both the Girls’ and Boys’ programs of LAFC Cosmos as we will have direct access to The New York Cosmos’ camps and clinics, and we will be developing programs that bridge a relationship to the Girls and Boys programs of the equivalent Club on the East -- the Queens, NY club BW Gottschee (now known as BWG Cosmos.)

Starting with the 2010/11 season, each of our players will be wearing the proud colors of The New York Cosmos. As we have always done, we will continue to promote youth development both on and off the field. And we will continue to honor our commitment to making club soccer available to players of every economic ability.

Our success, both on and off the field, will only be bolstered by our ties to this legendary organization.

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SIX TO EIGHT MONTHS
Garber hopes to have an NYC expansion team in place by then


MLS commissoner Don Garber said Saturday that he hopes to complete expansion for a New York team in the next six to eight months. Garber praised the work the New York Cosmos have done in their revival. They have done a great job," he told FSC. "They're a bunch of guys that understand the sport and really connected with the legacy and heritage of that brand.

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NEW YORK COSMOS U-23 JOIN USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

May 4th, 2011 (Tampa, Fla.) – United Soccer Leagues announced today that New York Cosmos U23 will field a team in the Premier Development League (PDL), and will become a full member for the 2012 season. New York Cosmos U23 will play a limited exhibition schedule against PDL competition during the 2011 season, and will not be eligible for the playoffs or the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The PDL franchise will be led by longtime USL player/coach Giovanni Savarese, who is also a member of the 2007 USL Hall of Fame. A coaching announcement, along with the full roster and schedule will be posted by mid‐May on www.uslsoccer.com and www.newyorkcosmos.com.


COSMOS ACADEMY WEEKEND RESULTS

May 3rd, 2011 – Both Cosmos Academies had successful weekends with Cosmos Academy East teams picking up five wins against long-time rival, Met Oval, and Cosmos Academy West U14 and U16 Pre-Academy teams advancing to the next round of the National Cup. Full results are below.

Cosmos Academy East

*U12 White Cosmos Academy East vs Met Oval: 5-1 (Win)
*U12 Blue Cosmos Academy East vs Met Oval: 2-2 (Tie)
*U13 Cosmos Academy East vs Met Oval: 8-0 (Win)
*U14 Cosmos Academy East vs Met Oval: 8-1 (Win)
*U15 Cosmos Academy East vs Met Oval: 1-0 (Win)
*U16 Cosmos Academy East vs Met Oval: 1-0 (Win)
*U18 Cosmos Academy East vs Met Oval: 0-0 (Tie)

***Rescheduled game Tuesday, 5/3 for U14 Cosmos Academy East vs. Met Oval. Final result 5-1 (Win) with goals by Brendan Silva (2), Javier Gonzalez (1), Jonathan Uy (1), and Krenar Alimi (1).

Cosmos Academy West

Boys 14 96′s*
Cosmos Academy West vs. PVSC Exiles 5-0 (Win)
Cosmos Academy West vs. FC Manchester United 5-1 (Win)

Boys 14 97′s*
Cosmos Academy West vs. Santa Monica 1-0 (Win)
Cosmos Academy West vs. San Diego Surf 3-1 (Win)

Boys 16 Pre-Academy*
Cosmos Academy West vs. NHB: 2-0 (Win)
Cosmos Academy West vs. CZ Elite: 2-2 (Tie)

USSDA 16′s
Cosmos Academy West vs. Real Salt Lake: 2-3 (Loss)

USSDA 18′s
Cosmos Academy West vs. Real Salt Lake: 0-1 (Loss)
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Detroit Motor City club could be the league's 20th

Kick Off: Prospective owners want MLS in Detroit by 2013

Group wants to bring MLS to the Motor City in two years


June 7, 2011

Tuesday night won’t be the last time that Landon Donovan is seen walking the streets of Detroit in a Tigers cap if a prospective MLS ownership group has its way.

The group that has been in talks with MLS about a team in Detroit is so bullish about its chances to bring pro soccer to the Motor City that they say: “If New York's not in for 2013, we think that would be our year. I'd say in the next two years, we'll hopefully be in the league."

They say renovations to the Silverdome, which they recently purchased, will take place in the next six to eight months.


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A comprehensive breakdown of available cities for the 20th MLS team

MLS has come a long way from the early days,
and a host of cities would love to join the growing league.
Goal.com breaks down the available cities


Earlier this year, Major League commissioner Don Garber spoke about the intentions of adding a 20th franchise to Major League Soccer. Garber mentioned the lack of teams in the Southeast, and that the league only has a handful in the Midwest. While MLS has had a steady and consistent increase in teams over the last five years, having added seven during that time, Garber states the plan is for the league to eventually go beyond 20.

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Sacramento reportedly lines up expansion bid
California capital Sacramento makes the case for MLS club



all the expansion talk about a potential second MLS team in New York City, prepare for plenty of speculation about a fourth in California.

A report this morning reveals that former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, who sits on the US Soccer Federation board, is exploring the possibility of landing an MLS franchise for Sacramento, specifically the suburb of Elk Grove.

"I wouldn't characterize it as a long shot, but it's an endeavor that's in its infancy," said Sacramento attorney Dick Hyde, who is one of Núñez’s partners and worked on bringing MLS to Sacramento before the league’s launch in 1996. "I think Elk Grove is probably a really good spot for soccer."

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MLS officials wrap up first exploratory visit to Carolinas



On the invitation of NASL second-division side Carolina RailHawks, Major League Soccer officials made their first formal exploratory visit on Thursday to the area of the Carolinas known as the Triangle — North Carolina cities Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

"It was a great day," RailHawks president Curt Johnson told MLSsoccer.com. "We were able to shine a light on the professional game here in the Triangle and have an open, honest discussion about the future."

That discussion included MLS president Mark Abbott, NASL commissioner David Downs and owner representative Aaron Davidson, business and political leaders, as well as RailHawks season-ticket holders and general soccer fans.

The day-long series of meetings and events, which included a fan Q&A and a media roundtable, was organized by the local NASL club with the intent of sparking a discussion about the future of the sport in the Carolinas and to outline the steps necessary to grow the game.

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Major League Soccer wants to play on Pier 40


The league will present a plan Thursday to a task force of the Hudson River Park Trust, which controls the pier. The pitch comes as the trust struggles to line up new revenues.

Could those soccer fields on Pier 40 in the Hudson River Park be headed for a professional upgrade in the future?

Representatives from Major League Soccer on Thursday will make a presentation to a Hudson River Park Trust task force, whose members include community leaders and elected officials, to discuss the possibility of putting a field on the rapidly deteriorating pier, sources familiar with meeting said. A spokesman for the trust declined comment.

A Major League Soccer spokesman said its president Mark Abbott would address the task force to discuss the benefits of a stadium and what is involved in construction. The league has evaluated about 18 sites in New York City as it works on adding a 20th team. The spokesman said the league is in the early stages of looking for a site, and there is no time table for adding a squad.


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